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  • 7 dead, 24 wounded in school shooting in Russia

    PUBLISHED: September 26, 2022 at 7:18 a.m.
    UPDATED: September 26, 2022 at 1:17 p.m.


    MOSCOW — A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia on Monday, killing 17 people and wounding 24 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said.

    The shooting took place in School No. 88 in Izhevsk, a city 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region.

    Russia’s Investigative Committee identified the gunman as 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev, a graduate of the same school, and said he was wearing a black t-shirt bearing “Nazi symbols.” No details about his motives have been released.

    The government of Udmurtia said 17 people, including 11 children, were killed in the shooting. According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, 24 other people, including 22 children, were wounded in the attack. ...

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    Russia: Children killed in shooting at school in Izhevsk

    Date 26.09.2022

    ... "President Putin deeply mourns deaths of people and children in the school, where a terrorist act took place," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

    "The body of the man who opened fire has now been found by police. According to reports, he committed suicide," the Udmurtia branch of the Interior Ministry said on Telegram.

    The committee said the gunman — a man in his 30s who had previously been a pupil at the school — had been wearing a black T-shirt with Nazi symbols and a balaclava.

    "Currently investigators ... are conducting a search of his residence and studying the personality of the attacker, his views and surrounding milieu," the committee said in a statement. "Checks are being made into his adherence to neofascist views and Nazi ideology."

    They said that he had been armed with two pistols and a large amount of ammunition.

    ... Izhevsk, a city of 640,000, is the capital of the Udmurtia region, to the west of the Ural mountains, some 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow.

    ... The last major school shooting in Russia was in April when a man opened fire in a kindergarten in the central Ulyanovsk region. That attack left a teacher and two children dead.